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. >> with upcoming hearings for chuck hagel and john brennan, the current focus on foreign policy is likely to continue, although the question still lingers, what is the obama doctrine, or more to the point, is there an obama doctrine? according to the economist the president's main goal is to avoid costly international enfanglements as he prioritizes concerns. it is a tricky endeavor given the state of the world. in addition to the crisis in syria and the nuclear standoff between israel and iran, there are new protests in egypt where nearly 60 people have died and in mali the u.s. has been assisting french and african forces to push back al qaeda linked militants in the northern half of the country. for now officials say they envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones from the base, though they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some point if the threat worsens. joining now from cairo is nbc news foreign correspondent amman mojadine. >> we talk about the obama doctrine and the difficulties in articulating a broad set of foreign policy goals. that is infinitely compounde
brennan has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and to charlie. and john kerry may be approved as the next secretary of state by this afternoon. he could be sworn in to office by the end of the week. the job of being america's top diplomat is nonpartisan. so senator kerry must resign his massachusetts senate seat effective friday. there are a few technicalities before the transition. today the senate foreign relations committee which oversee the state department has to vote on the nomination. but members know kerry. he served on the committee for almost 30 years. and not a single one of the 16 members is expected to vote against him. so once they approve the full senate, can then confirm him within hours. he really didn't voice any departures from secretary clinton's views during his four-hour-long hearing last week. >> margaret, is secretary clinton -- as secretary clinton leaves office, i understand she got somewhat of a gift from president obama. >> reporter: you could call it that. a group of president obama's top political donors helped pay off some of the left
's views and john kerry's view of libya or any other foreign policy. he emphasized in his view economic policy is foreign policy, so there's a focus on that a lot. >> margaret brennan thank you. >>> an international meeting in paris yesterday focused on the civil war in syria. delegates from more than 50 nations were there including the u.s. ambassador to syria, robert ford. clarissa was there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning from a wet and windy paris. ambassador ford was here yesterday to attend meetings between the syrian opposition and its international backers, this comes on the heels of an announcement from the white house that the u.s. will give a further $10 million in humanitarian aid to the syrian people. yesterday the syrian opposition saying the time is for action and not for words, but in an interview with cbs news ambassador ford was adam ant that the u.s. will not intervene directly in syria, even if this conflict drags on. so are we willing to wait another two years and another 60,000 dead? >> i don't know how long it will take. we obviously
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